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a lot of time in california, illinois, new york, texas. those are four states that the candidates did not spend much time if at all this year with the exception of going to fund raise. that shows how different things are now. >> woodruff: richard, it's certainly not that there hasn't been partisanship. it's a matter of... whether there's been geographic partisanship. >> that's well put, judy. ohio, for example, for most of its history for well over 100 years has stood out. it's been the mother of presidents and the maker of presidents. it's the country in microcosm. it is urban. it is rural. it is agricultural. it is industrial. it is a strong tradition of organized labor. it has significant minority populations. if you were going to disstill the united states in the mid 20th century at the end of the 20th century, you know, you'd be hard pressed to do better than ohio. in some ways it makes a lot of sense that ohio has attracted as much attention as it has. >> ifill: michael and richard, let's think about california. big, big state. very diverse. densely populated. has farms. it has
some results. >> we sure do. the first is california. we can tell you nbc news is projecting california to go to president obama. 55 electoral votes in california. this is obviously a huge one. no surprise that the president wins california. also, right now, we can tell you that hawaii is also going to obama. nbc news projecting the president to win hawaii as well, another four electoral votes. listen to the crowds, carl. >> yep. >> another winning -- another winner on a close call in idaho. idaho is going to governor romney. governor romney wins idaho with four electoral votes. nbc news projecting mitt romney the winner there. >> couple of big states out of the pacific northwest as we continue to hear the crowds at democracy plaza. the state of oregon, too early to call. although nbc news is saying that the president, barack obama, does lead in the state of oregon. and washington state. nbc news projects that barack obama will take the state of washington. there are some cheers in democracy plaza. we'll go back to there as the map fills in as the night goes on. >> not really clear who
in santa barbara, california. caller: hello. good morning. i guess my comment is, and kind of glad that the spectacle of elections are over. and maybe we can start to focus on some of the serious issues that still remain. i notice you just made a comment that reid had put out an olive branch to john boehner and mitch mcconnell. i am hoping that at some point in the future that may be c-span can run some segments on the article 5 convention. i really think that we needed to a convention of state delegates to deliberate over certain issues that none of the candidates talked about. i am very concerned about proprietary source codes and electronic voting machines. i am concerned about voter fraud, i am concerned about corporate control of what makes it out of a committee to the floor for a vote and what does not. my comment is, am glad the elections are over. i hope it can start to address some serious issues. host: that is john in santa barbara. usa today lead editorial -- voters can obama a subdued second term mandate. barack obama is election in 2008 made history purity become the f
, illinois, california, and new york, the democrats are going to pick up 104 electoral college there and they did nothing there except go there for fund-raisers. that just shows you how sure we have of these states that are so blue and so red. but it's those nine states that we're talking about. that's what it's going to come down to, those nine battleground states and they are all-- with the possible exception of ohio-- all within the margin of error right now. >> pelley: norah, what do you see going into election tonight? >> one of the things i think is interesting is how much of the country has voted today before election day, the so-called early vote. it's been growing over the years. today we've seen more than 30 million people have turned out at the polls. interestingly enough, scott, the battleground state where this early vote has turned out. look at this. colorado, 77% has already voted. nevada. 72%. north carolina, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the result
fresno, california, this afternoon, one person is dead. four others injured. in a workplace shooting there. police say a 42-year-old man walked into an apple valley farms factory. he opened fire on co-workers and shot himself. two of the wounded are hospitalized right now, in critical condition. the third is listed in serious. the shooter is also in critical condition. police say they don't know his motive for the attack today. >>> there is more to come on news4 at 4:00. we'll tell you why it could cost $100 to take a carry-on bag on to an airplane. >>> and the election mome ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. . >>> a live look right now at democracy plaza in manhattan. the electoral map, under ice. nbc news, the entire political team, with brian williams tonight. a special edition o
to california. her family would like to go back. she might still around again because -- she raised $215 million. she is the house's biggest fund- raiser. >> we will end up with a more polarized congress. steny hoyer is more moderate. he is an institutional -- has been around for decades and represents a lot of the new democrats. the big question will be, will party, a caucus dominated by liberals and i would say democrats are much more liberal than your average democrat around the country. will they tolerate steny hoyer who they do not see as one of their own? they see him as a compromiser. >> the white house has been ignoring -- democrats have been an afterthought. if they had a leader, there would have more muscle. >> one thing that i find interesting to watch is when you can step back and look at the bigger picture, you have a house that is not budging and testing republican. which means that how frustrated that american people are about the non action, about the tea party. this means that i think barack obama should be on the losing end of this campaign because the american people want a ch
it to their advantage in states like illinois. california is a whole different story where you have an independent commission drawing the lines there. it really will dramatically shape control of congress. >> i was simply going to make the point about illinois. the viewers don't think it's only the republicans who are redrawing districts. democrats did the exact same thing in illinois, and we'll see what the results are. sometimes they draw districts expecting a certain outcome and the voters surprise them. >> brown: while we're talking about the how, because earlier we talked about the senate in a kind of bigger picture. stu, remind us about the house situation. >> all 435 seats are up in the house but not all 435 are competitive. only about 70 or so are really worth watching for the chance of one party to steal a seat from the other party. the democrats need 25 seats in order toigate majority and presumably reinstall california, nancy pelosi as speaker be as she once was. that seems unlikely. the democrats have said we have enough seats in play, and when we get out west, california, washington,
from california, former undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, and david winston, republican strategist. welcome, david and ellen, it seems from all accounts, that it's very, very unlikely that the house is going to change hands, the senate is still in play. but there are a lot of interesting races out there. david, first of all, right now mitt romney around virginia with george alan at his side, a close race with tim kaine, two former governors running against each other and george alan running for his former senate seat. we're hearing it is tim kaine marginally ahead but close to 50/50 race. >> this is a close race. this fizz republicans are going to pick up majority one of the key states where the opportunity lies having said that, when you've soon a lot of the survey, surveys seem to have it even or slight edge to governor kaine. one of the problems that we're all trying to work through here is, so what is this electorate going to look like? in virginia an interesting mix of different types of voters and in terms of independents, african-americans that
the campaign. >> remember when carl drove they did a bunch of california events at the end of their race when george w. bush was running just to get inside the opponent's head. don't overestimate the maturity of what's going on. >> woodruff: i'm told they have senate races that we are prepared to call. i'm just looking at what time it is. it's 22 minutes after 9:00 on the east coast. we are able to project for the pennsylvania senate that bob casey is returning for a second term. >> ifill: he beat tom smith who was a very well known tea-part candidate. he put a lot of money in. >> $20 million of his own money. the democratic incumbent wins in michigan. >> woodruff: i remember the day when there weren't that many women. we've just announced three in a row. here in texas someone who will replace a woman in the senate. he is ted cruz. he has been very closely affiliated with the tea party. this is a win for the republicans in the state of texas and a very important win. >> ifill: and a rising star in the republican party. he had a big turn at the republican national convention as i recall. >> he
. elsewhere it will be warm across southern california, cool across the northeast. let's talk about the potential impact for this incoming nor'easter.the timing of which will be more so tomorrow than today. heavy rain, coastal flooding, beach erosion and wet snow for the interior. maybe even the coastline. here's a storm going across florida today. get out early, especially across the central and southern part of the state. tomorrow, the low rides up the coastline. it won't be anywhere near like sandy but it will have close enough to have impacts. there are areas that will be evacuating, flood watches in effect. and also some white on the map here. just a combination of really horrifying elements considering the fact that we have tens of thousands of people that are homeless with this storm coming in. zoraida, we'll keep you posted as this forecast changes. >> insult to injury. thank you so much, rob. an evidence hearing is under way at a military base in washington state. it will determine whether robert bales should be tried for murder in the shooting deaths of 16 afghan civilians
as california, they have pledged to start getting equipment crews, etc., here into new jersey and new york and connecticut as quickly as possible. and one of the things that we have been able to do, just to give you a sense of how this is an all hands deck approach, we're able to get c-17's, c-130's, military transport planes potentially to move assets, personnel to speed up the process of getting power up and running as soon as possible. our first priority is water filtration plants and some other critical infrastructure in the state. for that we've got emergency generators. we've got a navy ship that has some helicopters that can help to move assets around the state as well. and so we are going to be working with governor christi's office to identify the critical infrastructure and how we can get what's needed as quickly as possible. a couple other things we are concerned about, one is as power starts coming back on, we want to make sure that people can also get to work. obviously there are a lot of folks in jersey who work in new york, in the city, and in other places where transportati
for a minute in the battleground states. what about california? if part of you can't get 45% of the vote, much above 40% of the vote in california is not a party about the future. >> and blaming chris christie is exactly maybe what's wrong with the party. you tell me. he should step above it. but can he? >> i think there are a lot of republicans that need to fight back. and you look at this party, jon meacham, this party has lost 5 out of the last 6 elections when it comes to the popular vote. and they had a great victory two years ago, but the same thing happened in 1994. look historically, jon. 1992, bill clinton, a new democrat wins. two years later rejected by a republican revolution. two years later, re-elected. the same thing has happened again. by republicans who have won. republicans won an historic landslide. we were here two years ago. a lot of unhappy democrats. two years later, they're seen as overreaching and rejected by the american people. >> democrats have shown a greater capacity of the modern era to learn from adversity. and the '94 example is the great one. president bush, i
. the hearing will determine whether the california resident violated his probation in a bank fraud case. he denied eight alleged probation violations, including the use of aliases and lying about his role in the movie. he's now being held without bail. when your child was born may determine how likely they are to succeed as a future c.e.o. >> and the bailout of the auto industry helps get president obama re-elected. linda bell joins us now from bloomberg in new york to explain. linda, good morning. >> hello to you, steve and cynne. you're exactly right, president obama won the key swing states of michigan and ohio as support for the auto bailouts helped bring him to victory. 56% of americans considered the bailout of chrysler and g.m. good for the u.s. economy, and this comes as ford and g.m. just posted a combined $12 billion in pretax income and profit this year through september for the north american operations. and speaking of cars, new estimates from car fax indicate the number of vehicles flooded by sandy may exceed the number of cars de
that. check out the restaurant's website for participating locations. for lunch, california tortilla is giving away free tacos to anybody that wears that sticker. and for dinner at z-burger, you can get a free burger for wearing your i voted sticker. if it's fallen off, say z-vote to the cashier. >>> check out this terrifying video from north texas. three people are lucky to be alive after this close call of a small engine plane clips the top of an suv right there. it's about to land. a flight instructor who works out of the airport says both the driver and pilot are to blame. he says the driver did not follow a stop sign, and the pilot was coming in too low. >> i think it probably should be marked. obviously, they knew they were going to the airport. that was the attraction for them to come out here. so they should have looked before they crossed the runway. he's looking on down the runway a little too low on his approach. i think he should have been a little higher on the approach. >> this was a pilot's first solo flight. he was about a month away from getting his pilot's license,
and is charged in his death. >>> three people are dead after a workplace shooting in california. gun fire erupted at valley protein in fresno. the police say at least eight people were shot and police believe the gunmen is among the dead. >>> thank you so much for joining us at five. >> the news edge at 6 on election day starts right now. >>> decision day. after a long campaign. it's a nail biter. the presidential candidates have cast their ballots. we know who they voted for. it's up to the rest of the country to decide and some long lines prove voters are determined in the final say in the race for the white house. battleground ohio is on the radar with other crucial swing states that could decide the election, including here in battleground virginia. fox 5s tom fitzgerald has more on the breakdown of the presidential race. tom. >> reporter: the polls in ohio will close at 7:30 and locally, they'll close at 8. what we have been looking at in ohio is a case about questions for provisional ball
out the stops. and we have live team coverage for you this morning, phil keating is down in california, and we start with mike tobin in columbus, ohio, many still say voters there, mike, will decide of course, who actually wins this election and how it comes back to ohio. >> right. >> certainly does, that's why you have the candidates making the mad final dash in the buckeye state and both of them and the first lady made appearances yesterday. the obama campaign goes into the home stretch enjoying a significant lead in early voting returns, but the romney campaign says it's not as significant as the lead he held over john mccain in this same time frame. they believe they can make up the difference on election day, so, you have both sides going into the home stretch here extremely energized, the ground game, microtargeting of voters, personal contact is unlike anything you've seen in previous campaigns, we caught up with the group, americans for prosperity as they were mobilizing en masse and heading out into the neighborhoods. generally what you see with all of these door knock efforts
said if the stock ever pulls back i would like to take a closer look. went out, saw them in california. not impressive. not on the outside. just a regular la facade. on the inside what they sell is impressive because this company has been absolutely amazing. >> what do they sell? >> like discount stuff, mostly for women's clothing is the number one item. what i like and i think makes a difference for them, 26% of their stuff comes from bed, bath & beyond type stuff. the stock is pulling back. the for the reason same store trends. up 5%. october, 4%. but kind of drifting. this is company in only 33 states. they control this cheap off the rack kind of niche. they control it. they have got a lot of room for growth. the stock recently pulled back. i think the pullback is probably excellent place to buy the stock. they just hiked dividend to 14 cents from 11 cents. i think that is always a vote of confidence for these guys. it has been in a freefall. on the cusp with firming up. longer term target would be 65 on this. tracy: cheap is kind of the new black. with holidays coming could be a pl
but actually you can't tell the total number of votes in the nation until california gets around to doing it. you know, some states count them very clean and don't seem to have any problem. >> megyn: how about virginia? is that true of virginia. >> virginia, that has been true. when george allen was defeated for senator six years ago by 6,000 or 7,000 votes, virginia went right down, you know, they went back over that, i believe there was recount or reexpectation of the vote, less than 100 votes changed. it was pretty straightforward. new hampshire is famous for doing that well, too and so forth. other states have had bigger problems. >> bret: we should point out if we put that back up. that was the national popular vote total. that will pop up throughout the night as well. you will see the actual vote total through the night. these are all the states throughout the nation and there you see it as it continues to tick up and for us, after the iowa caucuses, the difference was added, 61256 right now so i don't have to pull out the calculator. >> megyn: didn't you get yelled at by math teacher
. >> and i have nevada in there. you live on the border of nevada and california. demographically gone for the republicans right now? >> this is a state that republicans should have won if we had the same hispanic turnout of the vote percentage under president bush, under john mccain. mitt romney would be ahead in nevada. it's not the case. president obama is going to win nevada. >> anybody here think the president will lose iowa? >> i think he's going to win iowa. and i changed my opinion on that. i thought he was going to lose iowa. >> you believe iowa. where do you fall? >> the president. >> look what this does here. this puts -- we put it up to 259 so th so then he's is 11 away. anybody thinks he's going to win florida? so you give romney this, florida. colorado, i think it will be the closest state in the country. >> i agree. >> where does it go? >> romney. >> romney wins. >> really close but romney. >> it might all come down to ohio. >> it may. and virginia we have sitting he here. so this could mean to me as a realistic scenario and i won't make you force these, hiohio, virginia
a phone call. california democrats line good evening. caller: i'm calling to say that i'm voting for obama because he has been through a whole lot for the first four years. he's trying to straighten out what the republicans has messed up. and i go with obama. host: host: thanks for call. gilbert is a long time reporter for the milwaukee tribbune. we checked in with him what he will be checking out on election night. guest: i think the turn out will be sky high. i'm going to be interested to see what the interplay is between those races or whether they're cooky cutter images because of how polarized these elections have become or whether we get an election that is much more like 2,000 and 2004 in wisconsin at the top of the ticket which was decided by less than half a percentage noint both cases or whether wisconsin is better for democrats than their national numbers which has happened on occasion. so wisconsin swings back and forth between those two patterns and those are things i'll be interested in watching on election night. host: our next call is from wisconsin on the republican line.
in southern california. >> what did haley barbour say about jim jeffords in vermont? >> again, during this presidential process when i was asking olympia snowe or asking a candidate about olympia snowe, are you glad she's in your party? he wouldn't answer. >> right. >> and then we asked haley who said, "hell, yeah. i'm glad olympia snowe is in our party and i wish jim jeffords was, too." even on his most liberal day, jim jeffords was going to get elected more than anybody in vermont. >> do you think -- what's the time frame here? is it that the republican party has perhaps a year and a half to sort of figure out what direction they're going to head in? a year and a half before the leaders of the republican party go to the front window of the club that they belong to, open up the drapes and look out on main street and see the reality of life in america today? >> this happens all the time. i mean, i remember getting elected in 1994. you know, "u.s. news & world report" had a cover talking about the end of the democratic party. you remember 1980. >> yeah, yeah. >> people were saying the
. in higher third of unemployment. what else is dark? california is dark. these are safe democratic states. where is unemployment low? from north dakota down to oklahoma none of that is going for obama. only one place perhaps. virginia is a potential swing state and also wisconsin. maybe that low rate is a precondition for obama to potentially win it. let's look at the change. again, very similar. darker is less change. less improving unemployment. new york, not a good state for change of unemployment over the last year but probably safely in the obama camp. the one place you might want to look here, nevada, florida, north carolina and virginia. those are all potentially in play because they had some improvement in the unemployment rate and if that had not been there, they might have been for romney. i would like to give you a definitive answer. you have the level of unemployment and you have the change. that's what makes this a horse race, simon. >> it's fascinating to see that the way you slice and dice going into the election whether it's turnout or amazing. steve, thank you very much.
the taxi way at the denver international airport. the boeing 737 was coming in from oakland, california. the nose wheel slid off the taxi wing when it tried to land. at the simtime, there was some light snowfall. but no one on the plane was hurt. >>> sandy's impact still being felt almost two weeks after the storm tore through the east coast. system on long island say they're fed up and they've been in the dark long enough. >> we are cold and we are tired and we want our power now. >> hundreds stormed the power company's office monday demanding crews restore power. they say the remaining homes might not have power until tuesday. two congressmen from long island say they've requested federal aid to help power companies restore electricity. >>> the state of new jersey has filed charges against eight businesses for what it says is price gouging. seven gas stations are accused of hiking prices by as much as 59%. the state says one gas station charged customers $5.50 a gallon. a hotel is accused of raising room rates by more than 30%. new jersey has received more than 2,000 consumer complain
-130's, and flying utility trucks from as far away from california to help repair power lines, power's coming back on in parts of new york and my belief is that by-- >> well, you and i, we're going to argue over fema and whether it's worth it because i disagree, that's okay. i'm very, very-- >> the only agency we have to deal with these problems. >> neil: i'm concerned where you're going to get the 14 billion, 12 billion, just go deeper into debt? >> well, look, what we need-- this is about a month and a half of what we spent in afghanistan. so, let's be clear. if in new york and new jersey and connecticut and pennsylvania is not worth a month and a half of what our country is spending in a place that most of us will never ever see. >> neil: okay. >> i don't know where our priorities are. >> neil: all right, congressman, thank you very much. and the scene right now ocean county, new jersey. the storm goes on and floods go on, a lot of big questions as to the best way to help these people. these people. we shall see, we shall see. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. i'i inve
for a campaign appearance. live coverage at 5:25 p.m. eastern here on c-span. next is felix from california. caller: good morning. i mean democratic voter. -- i am an independent voter. what i heard from joe biden today is the fact that the problem we have always had is that the problems were caused by a republican. mitt romney -- host: thanks for the call. good afternoon caroline. caller: i am proud to be what i am. host: go ahead with your thoughts on this election. caller: my thought right now is joe biden and obama, get it to them. you are the best. you are the best. i will remain that way. if mitt romney gets in there, we will sink to the bottom. each and everyone of us. that is what i think of him. >> republican line, cheryl, clinton, michigan. go ahead. >> we have already sunk to the bottom. we are $16 trillion in debt. our children have no future whatsoever. they have taken $60 billion out of the medicare plan for the elderly. go to the doctor right now and see if you are not refused if you have medicare, because truly you are. this is a disgrace, how these people can be so cool by
highway between southern california and las vegas. santa ana winds spread the fire to both side of the interstate. 15, in fact, in cajun pass yesterday, backing up traffic in that area for hours. fire crews managed to keep the flame from spreading to nearby homes. >>> and we'll lighten the mood here with what is no doubt one of our "favorite stories of the day." check out my saints. yes, indeed. boys in black and gold. particularly defensive back, patrick robinson. he returns an interception, 99 yards for a touchdown last night against the eagles there in the dome. >> drew brees threw two touchdown passes. the eagles are pretty much toast. i'll let rob do the best part. >> saints win. saints win. they beat philly, 28-13. who dat. not a stellar season for the saints. at this point, every win is at least, is -- a moral victory. >> all three of them. way to go. >> whatever. long way off to the playoffs. don't count them out yet. coming up next, we'll turn our attention to clean-up along the east coast. how some communities are making progression, and now worried it could all be wip
. california, new york are no longer in play. for republicans you have to win texas and florida to move forward. >> a call to make here. the state of massachusetts the senate race much talked about for months on end in massachusetts, the first woman his to win an office of t kind in the state of massachusetts and "fox news" projects it is a done deal. this is a gain for the democrats and a loss for the republicans. elizabeth warren has beaten scott brown knocks news state of for the massachusetts. a democratic strategist, how did this happen. >> there was no outside money and an $80 million race. she became a good candidate over time. she helped tremendously was helped by the convention in charlotte as many democrats were and the debates. scott brown hurt himself badly in the debates. he came off as someone they didn't recognize. angry and defensive. huge win for massachusetts.  >>> welcome back everyone. all eyes on virginia as the tight race unfolds. lets take a look at the numbers right now. you can see the latest results now regarding the presidential race. it appears that mitt romney
? >> iowa. >> reporter: anybody else? >> california. >> that accent where are you from? >> i'm australian. i tried to vote today. >> he tried. he tried. >> as soon as pennsylvania came in i was very optimistic when pennsylvania came in. >> reporter: anybody in pins and needles thinking we would be here until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. >> some of these people went to virginia and working and knocked on doors that sort of thing. >> yes, absolutely. we're from virginia and we thank the volunteers from maryland and d.c. >> okay. >> who came out to help. >> i got to be honest. they had the map. they were coloring it in with marker. i saw a lot of red up there and i was like uh-oh. we got that many idiots? i was concerned. but when we got [ singing ] oh- hi-oh celebration oh, oh! >> you're looking live at bruce johnson and live in chicago where this party has just begun. >> as we await the condition session speechs on the national stage, we have local races to talk about here in washington d.c. incumbent d.c. council member michael brown apparently defeated with 97% of the vote counted. challen
. >>> a california woman lucky in more ways than just one big way. she purchased a winning lottery ticket, but came very close to missing out on the $23 million prize. she didn't check her numbers until her daughter happened to see a newspaper photo of the supposed winner captured on a liquor store surveillance camera. the woman found the winning ticket sitting in her car. she had until november 26th to claim the prize. >> wow. good for her. >> good for her. >> daughter also said, what are you doing in a liquor store? stay with us. 7:47. we'll be right back. ..ropose savin for everne! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presid
in phoenix and widespread 80s across southern california. >> steve: great. >> gretchen: thank you. and new video of what sandy left behind in rockaway beach. this is the other big story. look at this. residents getting more bad news. a nor'easter expected to hit the area tomorrow with more flooding, high wind and freezing temperatures. david lee miller is live there with the latest. hard to believe, these people are going -- these folks will be picking up the pieces for a long time to come. >> i know. they're bracing for another storm. consider this, gretchen, right now it is 32 degrees here in rockaway beach the it is very cold and this may look like snow. it is not. it is sand. take a look as we roll some tape. we recorded a short time ago. you can get a sense of just how great devastation is out here in the rockaways. streets lined with thousands and thousands of pounds of debris. there are thousands of people without electricity. some 200,000 in this immediate area still in the dark. there are an estimated 40,000 people in the new york city area that are now homeless. some say that fig
, real quick, i'm going to share my favorite ratherism. this was when i was in california watching on the trinatron, dan rather said that the race that night, he said this is like a too long car ride home from the beach in a too tight bathing suit. >> i remember. >> i love it. >> that would be a long car ride. that's pretty good. >> mike, what are you looking at today? >> a little sandy. we're going to have a big indication early with that 7:00 poll close in virginia. romney's tried to be so dependent on battleground virginia. we're going to know pretty soon what kind of a night, how long a night it's going to be for mitt romney just as we're watching hamilton county in ohio, two counties, those virginia -- in virginia, tell me who wins loudon county, virginia, it was obama in '08, tell me who won those counties, i'll tell you who almost certainly is president. we also know very early from the demographic in your exit polls, that if young people turn out, and since it's not a specific state, that's going to be a huge indicator if i want any one demographic piece from tonight it's t
hispanic vote, about 11% this time out and you see an influx of younger people and people from california who have come here and they have changed the complexion of this state. it's now a very purple state. a third democratic, a third republican and this county where i am a third independent. we're here in arapaho which is south of denver, one of the swingiest of the swing counties. you can see behind me they're counting ballots. they're counting ballots that have already been mailed in. that's the numbers we're working on now. this is a big mail in early vote, early state here in arapaho, county. about 68% people mailed in before voting started today. now this is a state that was concerned about voting problems but it didn't turn out that way. because so many people voted early, the polling places were able to handle people who showed up. one area where they had a 90 minute, two hour wait and they said to people look if you change precincts you can go next door and you can vote in five minutes. that said, now this state is really beginning to count the votes that were cast today. about a
at its best. the differences that consume us, they seem to melt away. we saw it in california with the fires this summer and the terrible tragedy in aurora. there are no democrats and republicans during a crisis. just fellow americans. [applause] you know, we see leaders of different parties working to fix what is broken. neighbors helping neighbors to cope with tragedy. communities rallying to rebuild. a spirit that says in the end, we are in this together. we rise and fall as one nation. as one people. [applause] in boulder, that spirit has guided this country for more than two centuries. it has carried us through the trials and tribulations of the last four years. we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today, because of the resilience of the american people, our businesses have created 5 million new jobs. the american auto industry is back on top. american manufacturing is growing at the fastest pace in 15 years. we are less dependent on foreign oil than any time in 20 years. home values, home construction is on the rise.
what the impact will be on the national figures in the race for president. california, washington, hawaii have gone for obama, idahoor romney. no big surprises there for people. as you see there with the big vote, the national vote here, mitt romney still showing up here at 2 percentage points ahead of barack obama. right now the eyes of the obama and romney campaigns are watching the fates of their campaigns and the future of the nation, all coming in as each return comes in. abc 7 is your election station tonight. senior political reporter is live at the obama campaign. he's in chicago. let's check in with him. >> we have a long and uncertain night but don't tell that to the cheerers here at obama head quarters in chicago. they are very upbeat as they watch the results come in. particularly when they have seen the numbers come in in pennsylvania, from wisconsin, from new hampshire. they believe that gives them a clear path. they also say senior staff that i talked to early tonight that they read the tea leaves yesterday when they saw mitt romney in ohio. they say that was, quote
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